Robert Palmer Heavy Nova
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- Released: July 29, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Robert Palmer's ground breaking LP "Heavy Nova" included his biggest hit, the #1 "Simply Irresistible". The video of that song changed music video and has since influenced music, television and movies. This CD has Palmer's entire smash 1988 LP.
- 1.Simply Irresistible
- 2.More Than Ever
- 3.Change His Ways
- 4.Disturbing Behavior
- 5.Early In The Morning
- 6.It Could Happen To You
- 7.She Makes My Day
- 8.Between Us
- 9.Casting A Spell
- 10.Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming
Personnel: Robert Palmer (vocals); John Grey (guitar, percussion); Dennis Budemir, Eddie Martinez (guitar); Luka Belak (violin); Clare Fischer (strings); Garth Hudson (accordion, keyboards); T. Bone Wolk (accordion); Chuck Findley (trumpet); Richard Gibbs, Geoff Bova, William Bryant (keyboards); Frank Blair, Barry "Sun John" Johnson (bass); Dony Wynn, Ricky Fataar (drums); Dom Um Romao (percussion, background vocals); Robyn Lobe (percussion).
Recorded at Logic Studios, Milan, Italy and Compass Point Studios, Bahamas.
For a couple of years in the mid- to late 1980s, it sure must have felt good to be Robert Palmer. After building a solo career gradually for a decade, Palmer found himself reaping the benefits. Though Palmer had just achieved success with RIPTIDE producer Bernard Edwards, he opted to produce the follow-up to that platinum-selling record, HEAVY NOVA, himself.
Some songs are emphatically in the vein of Palmer's '80s solo work with Power Station, but there's an adult pop sensibility here also, that's more VH1 than MTV. He sings his first torch song (the touching "It Could Happen to You"), yodels on the Wimoweh-esque "Change His Ways," and shows he can still get real laid-back on the country-flavored "Disturbing Behavior." Nevertheless, stomping drums, plucked bass, and synth textures dominate on such funky tracks as "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming" and "Simply Irresistible." The single "She Makes My Day" sold well, and "Simply Irresistible" did even better.
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